Athletes from all four Madison County high schools hit the field at Van Winkle Stadium in Bozeman on May 12 and 13 for the 12C district track meet. Despite wet, snowy weather, student athletes ran the hardest, jumped the farthest and threw the longest to move on to the divisional track meet this weekend.
Russ Whitacre has been in the Madison Valley for four years and has been quick to jump into the community. He is involved with various boards and organizations, including the Ennis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ennis Lions Club and the Ennis Business Development Committee.
Shawn Christensen has been with the Madison Valley Rural Fire Department for 22 years.
The state music festival was last weekend in Billings, and students from Ennis, Twin Bridges, Harrison and Sheridan spent two days battling it out with other musicians across the state.
Madison County’s track and field athletes were busy last week with meets in Bozeman and Missoula as they gear up for the district track meet on May 12-13. Golfers were also on the move, preparing for the state golf meet on May 15-17.
On April 27, Don Nichols, who was arrested in Madison County in 1984 after kidnapping a woman in Big Sky and murdering a man who attempted to rescue her, was granted parole.
During their April meeting, the Solid Waste Board discussed whether they want to push recycling in Madison County via a recommendation to the county commissioners.
After a break to celebrate the Easter holiday, Harrison student athletes were back on the track Thursday, April 20 at a meet in Livingston.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 after Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin, proposed the idea to congress after seeing the effects of an oil spill in southern California.
It is no surprise that use of the Ennis Big Sky Airport is on the rise, and has been in recent years. In fact, the growth rate has been around 30 percent per year for the last few years, according to Lance Bowser, engineer with Robert Peccia & Associates, the firm that handles engineering and construction on Madison County’s airports.